Predimed study: EVOO and health

The health benefits of consuming EVOO are well known, but what are the scientific foundations that support this belief? In this post we will delve into the knowledge of the composition of EVOO and the scientific studies that support its multiple benefits.

US Tariffs for European Olive Oil

At ESAO, we want to approach tariffs in the US and the problem this is causing to European olive oil.

The importance of maintenance at the mill

One can never overemphasize the importance of good maintenance and proper useage of olive oil machinery. 

Critical moment: Olive sprouting

Between February and May, depending on the winter temperatures to which the olive tree is subjected, the sprouting of the flower buds occurs and the most important flux of vegetative growth of the year happens.

8 Key Steps for Obtaining Top Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Imagine: a new campaign is about to begin.  You already know the different phases and machineries that will enter into action, and you are very clear about what your objective is: to bring the best EVOO to the market.

Nutrition Olive Tree: Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium in involved in various metabolic processes, and also has a high structural component in leaves and wood.

Factors that influence the quality of olive virgin oil

When we talk about the quality of virgin olive oils, we already know that the highest quality is that of extra virgin olive oil. We have seen how to classify a virgin olive oil we need two types of analytics: physical and chemical and sensory. 

Key moments when the olive tree should not suffer water stress

We should not think of the olive tree as a vegetable, or as a citric or subtropical tree, since those plants developed in environments where there was never any water stress. The olive tree is adapted to water stress during the moments of least physiological activity, and we...

Maximum light exposure for leaves and fruit and minimum density crown

The more light exposure the leaves and fruit get, the greater the production of photoassimilates, and hence, the greater the growth of sprouts and fruits = more production.

Olive tree pruning

"Who plows an olive tree, asks for fruit, who fertilizes it, insists on it, who prunes it, forces the tree to give it to him." Lucius Columela Siglo I The olive tree consists mainly of two parts, an aerial part, and another root part. Between them, it is important that there is...

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